Thursday, October 18, 2007

Post-Ripple Yarn Ends

I've been trying and trying to get a good shot of my ripple--it's so hard to capture all the colors, but here's a couple of shots:




It's got a really nice, heavy drape, like my grandmother's bedspreads of bygone days. Of course, those were more formal; she crocheted them in ivory thread with a teeny needle, and they had such stately presence on the beds. I think of the ripple as a more casual, modern version of my Bubbe's fancy 'ghans.

Now, the ripple ends. What to do? There is a treasure trove of beautiful leftover thread. I'd been working on a granny 'ghan, which was coming along nicely, but I began to realize how little I wanted to piece it together at the end. Then, looking through "Mason-Dixon Knitting," I noticed the gorgeous knit log cabin blankets. I decided to try one in crochet with leftover ripple. Check it out here at my blog. It is SO much fun!

13 comments:

Samuel Goh Kim Eng said...

When I was a science student I studied the ripple effect only in physics.

Now it's pleasant to know that the ripple has extended to the yarn as well.

To all 'ripplers', may I wish you all many happy hours of rippling!

Samuel Goh Kim Eng
http://MotivationInMotion.blogspot.com
Fri. 19th Oct. 2007.

Missy said...

That is just beautiful. Good luck on your next blanket.

She sure is strange! said...

Oooooh, that is breathtaking!!! Stunning even! It sure looks cuddly too.

Molly

Anina said...

Stunning! Absolutely gorgeous!

Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

So so pretty. Love the colors.

KimW said...

It's gorgeous!

PamC said...

I love it. What yarn did you use?

Leah said...

Hi--thanks for the kind words! My blanket was made from Rowan Cotton Glace. I've got to say, it was ridiculously pricey, but comes in a gazillion gorgeous colors and feels just great to work with. I'm going to get at least two blankets out of my big stash of this stuff. I'm always on the lookout for sales, and I got quite a bit of it that way.

Susan (ZenKnit) said...

Beautiful ripple. Your grandmother would be proud.

Sonnja said...

What a work, but beautiful!
Kind regards,

Sonnja

nutnoh said...

Gorgeous! Congrats on finishing!

Laura said...

Leah,

It's a beauty, that's for sure and I love all the colors!

Stephanie said...

Leah, you have an absolutely gorgeous color lineup on that ripple afghan! What a great job!